According to the Patanjali Yogpeeth, obese patients participated in a 6 days yoga lesson showed a significant decreased BMI, the fat-free mass and total cholesterol.
Yoga, one of the techniques used in Ayurvedic Medicine, a system of healing that originated in ancient India, for encouraging self-healing through the expression of internal and external well beings, may have processed a potential efficacy for obesity controlling, the study filed in PubMed suggested.
Obesity is a medical condition of excess body fat accumulated overtime with BMI index over 30. According to statistic, over 68% of the US population is either overweight or obese.
According to general belief, obese individuals are susceptible to a number of health conditions and complications, including cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, accelerated atherosclerosis, diabetes, various types of arthritis, stroke, chronic lower back pain, (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) non-alcoholic fatty liver disease,........
Yoga, the ancient practice for harmonized external and internal body well being, through breath control, meditation, bodily movement, and gesture..... has been best known for people in the Western world and some parts in Asia due to health benefits reported by various respectable institutes' research and supported by health advocates.
In a total of 47 persons assessed on the first and last day of a yoga and diet change program, with 6 days of the intervention between assessments, yoga combination with diet showed a decrease in BMI (1.6 percent), waist and hip circumferences, fat-free mass, total cholesterol (7.7 percent decrease), high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (8.7 percent decrease), fasting serum leptin levels (44.2 percent decrease) and an increase in postural stability and hand grip strength.
Fasting serum leptin level is an analysis to measure the rate of the storage of fat, found in connective tissue, or adipocytes. In obese, levels of serum leptin are higher in compared to normal weight individuals, according to the Temple University School of Medicine.
The study also indicated that intensive yoga program with a change in diet may pose certain risks but benefits are found substantially out weight the concerns through better postural stability, grip strength, reduced waist, and hip circumferences and a decrease in serum leptin levels as well as enhancing obese's determination to yoga learning and participation.
Indeed, the nonrandomized, single-arm interventional study conducted from August 2012 to March 2015 at Integral Health Clinic, Department of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India insisted that patients who engaged in yoga exercise of all kinds not only improved quality of life and health after short-term yoga-based lifestyle intervention but also exhibited physical, psychological well being in both male and female subgroups.
These benefits are also extended to decreased significantly body weight, BMI, total body fat, waist and hip circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein, triglycerides, and fasting glucose in obese participants.
Furthermore, in a randomized controlled trial with parallel groups (Yoga and Control groups) on 80 male obese with Body Mass Index (BMI) between 25 to 35 kg/cm2 divided into two equal groups in which 72 subjects (yoga n = 37 and control n=35) completed the trial, yoga group showed a impressive improvement in anthropometric and psychological parameters such as waste, percentage body fat, PSS in the final outcome in compared control after 14 weeks of yoga training with additional yoga practice for the next 3 months.
Taking all together, obese patients participated in yoga lessons showed a significant change in obese control through physical and mental well beings expression of that may lead to weight loss and reduced complications.
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(1) Short term health impact of a yoga and diet change program on obesity by Telles S1, Naveen VK, Balkrishna A, Kumar S.(PubMed)
(2) Effect of a Short-Term Yoga-Based Lifestyle Intervention on Health-Related Quality of Life in Overweight and Obese Subjects by Yadav R1, Yadav RK1, Pandey RM2, Kochar KP1.(PubMed)
(3) Yoga Practice for Reducing the Male Obesity and Weight Related Psychological Difficulties-A Randomized Controlled Trial by Rshikesan PB1, Subramanya P2, Nidhi R3.(PubMed)
(4) Effect of fasting on serum leptin in normal human subjects by Boden G1, Chen X, Mozzoli M, Ryan I.(PubMed)
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